INTERVIEW // We catch up with Back2Black


Back2Black is a duo consisting of two young Italian producers, Samuel e Fabrizio. They met by accident on the internet via social networks and thanks to the passion for the same musical taste.

It’s a project born about a year ago, during which they released several tracks and signed remixes on labels such as GURU Recordings, BIG & DIRTY, Gold Digger, EGO, and Doner Music amongst others. They’re last track has been also supported by great DJs like Oliver Heldens, Mightyfools and many more.

Hi there, how are you and what are you up to today?
We are great, thank you . As always we’re working hard in the studio.

To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
Groovy. An energetic sound but with a dark mood .

What are the 5 albums that have influenced you the most?
Daft Punk – Homework
50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
Blink 182 – Enema Of The State
Green Day – American Idiot
The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die

Which other artists are you into at the moment and why?
We are always focused on Tchami’s stuff , and all the artists under his label Confession. They all have their unique style and they always release tracks with a never heard sound .

Are there any key pieces of equipment that you are using to define your sound?
We mainly use computer based virtual instruments . We love Serum plugin , we use it a lot .

What would you say some of the challenges artists face today in the music industry?
The biggest challenge is to achieve originality . Nowadays there is just so many people that make electronic music , so I know there is the risk of resembling each other . Everyone tends to imitate world famous producers but an artist should try to propose his own sound to break through .

Where do you gather songwriting inspiration?
Generally what we create comes from our mood at that moment , a sort of energy that makes us to pull out our emotions , turning them into tracks .

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting your music together?
There are no particular steps in our producing process . We could start from a sample , from a weird sound, anything . There are no rules when you make music . Just express yourself and what are you feeling at the moment .

What’s the best gig you have ever done and why?
As Back2Black we haven’t performed anywhere yet , but we’re really looking forward to it .

And the worst?
….worst is yet to come!

If you weren’t a musician what would you be?
Samuel – Interior designer .
Fabrizio – I never had a plan B .

Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
We have an upcoming release on Klosman label (GURU Recordings) on July . We are also working on a collab with a cool Swiss duo . We are working very hard . Can’t wait to show you our new tracks.

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